Thursday, November 04, 2004

DARKNESS: YOU NEED HANDS? WE GOT HANDS: Still sniffing and dismissing most of the details of Justin Hawkin's hand injury, The Darkness are plotting a warm-up before their huge tour, with a small date at the Nottingham Academy on November 23rd. Tickets on sale from tomorrow.

And the hand? Talk to the hand, say the band:

"Don’t be alarmed by the rumours that Justin Hawkins may not be able to play guitar on The Darkness upcoming UK tour. We can confirm reports this weekend that The Darkness frontman and guitarist, Justin Hawkins, has sustained a slight injury to his right hand, but will be fine to wield his 'axe' before kicking off their Winter Tour starting this month. There was no altercation as was alleged in certain sections of the press.

"This injury poses no threat to either the arena tour or his participation in the forthcoming Band Aid III single. Justin is able to play his guitar with his usual flair. Speaking from tour rehearsals, Justin said that he had accidentally cut his hand but that "everything is fine" and the tour is in "absolutely no danger" of being cancelled."